Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric
- Published: 12 Dec 2012 at 09.43
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Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go.
This handout picture, released from Kyoto-based high-tech company Sphelar Power on December 11, 2012 shows small bead-like spherical solar cells, called Sphelar cells, woven into a fabric. Japanese researchers have created a solar-cell fabric that could eventually see people charge electronic devices with a curtain or even the sweater they're wearing. ©AFP PHOTO / SPHELAR POWER
The new fabric is made of wafer-thin solar cells woven together that could see people powering up their mobile phones and other electronics with their sweater or trousers.
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